David Edmund Hobson, SV/PROG 1 (1796 - 1875)

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Birthplace: Cottesbrook, Northamptonshire, England.
Death: Died in Wellfound, South Africa
Managed by: Joan LOVEMORE
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About David Edmund Hobson, SV/PROG 1

Hobson, David, was one of Mr. William Smith's party by the Northampton. He was quite a young man, being twenty-two years of age, and was accompanied by his brother Carey Hobson, aged fourteen years. The brothers began sheep farming in Albany, on the farms Salem and Cottesbrook, but lost everything during the three successive Kafir wars, in which they took an active part, being noted as dead shots. During the war of 1835 David accepted service in the Commissariat department. In 1842 the brothers left Albany for the Karroo— Carey first, David following, bringing with them a few merino sheep, up to that time unknown in the Graaff Reinet district, the Boers there farming only with the Cape sheep and common goats. They settled down in the neiglhbourhood of Loot's Kloof, being then the only English farmers in that large district. By dint of undaunted perseverance they became the owners of many square miles of land, and were fairly prosperous. David married Mary Anne Robinson, and had four sons and five daughters. He died at his farm Wellfound, aged seventy-three years. •Carey married Susan Bonin — two sons and two daughters. He died at Graham's Town,

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David Edmund Hobson, SV/PROG 1's Timeline

1796
December 16, 1796
Northamptonshire, England.
1823
1823
Age 26
Albany, Cape Colony, South Africa
1827
June 29, 1827
Age 30
Layton, Albany District, Cape Colony, South Africa
1829
July 13, 1829
Age 32
Albany, Eastern Cape, South Africa
September 28, 1829
Age 32
1836
December 1, 1836
Age 39
1837
1837
Age 40
1840
January 1, 1840
Age 43
Albany, Cape, South Africa
1841
September 8, 1841
Age 44
Albany District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1842
August 1842
Age 45

August 1842 NOTICE Whereas certain claims have been presented to Government for TITLE DEEDS to Lands in the Albany Division by Messrs. SMITH and PARKER of Graham's Town, Notice is hereby given that further proofs in support of the undermentioned claims are required.
Claimant / Claim
Mr.David HOBSON / Cottesbrooke and Bath
Mr.BRADFIELD / Brnod Drift
Mr.KIDSON / Land at Bathurst
D.Z.KEYZER / Roode Krans
Samuel JAMES / Land in Cock's party
Joseph WEAKLY / Land at Bathust and Land in Hyman's party
William ROBINSON / Blue Ktantz and Klip Hoek
John BRADFIELD / Kop Fontein
Johanna and Hermanus SCHALKWYK / Farm of the Bushman's River
Ockert NEL / Goonappe
Hendrick BEZUDENHOUT / New Year's Drift
Thomas HUDSON / Land in Mouncey's party
Thomas HEWSON / Land in Crause's party
James COLLETT / Elephant Founain, Willow Fountain, baboon Krantz and Vaal Krans Kroome river
John STEWART / Bushman's Drift
Thomas WEBSTER and Edmund BRADFIELD / Eiland's Drift and Elephant's Drift
John STEWART and executor of John JAMESON / Donker Kloof
Richard Joseph PAINTER / Waag Kraal
William COCKROFT / Location of Abraham Liversedge
Mark COCKROFT / Land in Warner's party
Charles COCKROFT Sen. / Share in Wainwright's party
Isaac BOYS / Dorn Hoek
Dirk VAN ROOYEN / Vyge Kraal
Gert SNEYMAN / Spitz Kop
Thomas FRANCIS / 2 shares in Dr.Morgan's party
Charles WEBBER / Sweetman's party
Christopher and George WEDDERBURN / Shares in Cock's party
Samuel JAMES / Location in James' party
George Hale MEED and S.TROLLIP / Moroen
William GRADWELL / Trappes Valley
Robt. KILBRICK / 4 shares in Cawood's party
John McKENNY / Vres Vroogte
Mark COCKROFT / Waay Plaats
The said claimants are therefore requested to forward all documents in support of above claims to the office of the Undersigned, that he may exhibit the same to the 2d assistant Surveyor General, now in Graham's Town, in order that their several titles may be issued. Any person having claims for titles to land, by transmitting them to the undersigned, the same will immediately be laid before the 2d assistant Surveyor General. Edward PARKER, Attorney
Church Street, Graham's Town